June 27, 2003
Subaru Has Recalled the 2003 Outback and Legacy
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : SUBARU Model : OUTBACK Year : 2003
Make : SUBARU Model : LEGACY Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V232000 Recall Date : JUN 23, 2003
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 350
ON SOME PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN
THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY,
MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW
HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT,
VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CERTAIN
LEFT-HAND FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK COMPONENTS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT
QUALITY. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED FORM AN EXTENSIVE PERIOD IN A SALT-BELT
AREA, CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO SALT COULD CAUSE THE LEFT FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK
TO RUST AND EVENTUALLY BREAK.
IF THE TRANSVERSE LINK WERE TO BREAK DUE TO RUSTING, CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE
COULD BE AFFECTED WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL APPLY ANTI-RUST MATERIAL TO THE LEFT FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK.
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY OR AUGUST 2003. OWNERS
SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
SUBARU RECALL NO. WWN-97. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY
TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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